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The CILIP Information Literacy Group currently has a number of vacancies on its Website Editorial Team, and is recruiting now! We are looking for three dynamic and committed individuals to join our team and help us make further exciting developments to this website. We would welcome applicants from all sectors, including new professionals and students who have a particular interest in promoting information literacy. […]

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The Western Balkans Information and Media Literacy Conference (WBIMLC) 2019 will take place at the Hotel Opal, Bihać, Bosnia & Herzegovina on 20th and 21st June 2019. The call for papers is now open. Papers are being welcomed on the conference theme of Freedom, Accuracy and Truth. The closing date for submissions is 10th May 2019. The keynote speakers confirmed for […]



Registration is now open for Empowering Yourself in a Post-Truth World, a new Open edX MOOC developed by colleagues from SUNY Albany and SUNY Empire State College who work together as part of the Metaliteracy Learning Collaborative. This six-week Open edX MOOC starts on March 18, 2019, The course examines how to address post-truth challenges through the lens of metaliteracy while […]



This summary, written by Lindsay McKrell, Team Leader for Libraries and Archives, Stirling Council, and Angela Short, Digital Inclusion Officer, describes a recently completed research project, funded by the CILIP ILG bursary scheme, with additional financial support from the Scottish Government. Public library digital participation programmes – the impact on employability Work IT is a flexible programme of digital support for employability […]



The Journal of Information Literacy is looking for reviewers for the following books: Metaliteracy: Reinventing Information Literacy to Empower Learners Literacy Engagement through Peritextual Analysis– This would probably best suit reviewers working with teenagers Book reviews are usually 750-1,000 words long and the submission deadline will be Wednesday 17th April 2019. If you would like to volunteer, please send a one […]

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What is your role on the committee? I am half of the Library & Information Schools Representative, job-sharing with Geoff Walton. When did you join and why? I joined the ILG when I was working as a teaching librarian in the United States because I was interested in the UK’s strong heritage of IL research and practice and wanted to […]

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The call for papers is now out for open sessions for the Information Literacy Section at the IFLA World Congress which is being held in Athens, Greece between 24th and 30th August 2019. The theme this year is Information Literacy in Context: Research Informing Practice and Practice Informing Research. Suggested topics for papers are: – Frameworks, guidelines and standards for information literacy […]



In this guest post, Sarah Pavey talks about her personal experience of disinformation. Have you ever told a little white lie? Hands up who hasn’t! Have you ever told a little white lie in order to make yourself look better in the eyes of others? Be honest! Mostly this has no consequence, however these days that little white lie mentioned […]

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What is your role on the committee? I am taking over the role of Treasurer for the ILG and LILAC groups. When did you join and why? In 2016 I ended up winning the public library bursary to attend LILAC when it was held in Dublin, a conference which not only changed the way I thought about information literacy, but […]

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What is your role on the committee? I am one of two school representatives – the other being Rebecca Jones When did you join and why? I have attended most of the LILAC conferences over the years and have always enjoyed promoting the need for information literacy in schools through presentations there and networking. I wanted to do something more positive […]